In this highly-acclaimed 5-day Strategy Program, you will learn how to manage strategic planning as an ongoing process to drive change and growth. Our uniquely structured and disciplined framework will help you shape the future of your business, and will give you the confidence to challenge conventional wisdom in your industry.
Managers and executives who are involved in their organization's strategic planning process.
This program is designated an approved recertification program by the HRPA.
The concepts and tools taught in the Program will greatly enhance your strategic planning knowledge and skills
Leading-edge strategic planning will have a major impact on your organization's future direction
The program leverages the educational power of multiple teaching tools, including class discussions, exchange of ideas and perspectives with faculty and fellow participants, one-on-one coaching, exercises, and the development of a self-directed action plan for improving personal effectiveness.
Professor Salman Mufti discusses the elements integral to effective managerial decision-making, examining a number of strategies to assist in avoiding common biases and pitfalls.
Creating a strategic planning process will change the way you think about your business and allow you to develop useful strategic plans that have buy-in across the organization
Assessing a variety of strategic planning tools and frameworks
Improving the effectiveness of organizational change
Focusing organizational resources to ensure rapid implementation of the strategic plan and generating sustained momentum
Session leaders include senior professors from Smith School of Business and knowledgeable experts from industry. These outstanding teachers are constantly in touch with today's business world through real-world business experience, Board memberships and their own consulting practices.
Salman Mufti is the Associate Dean and Executive Director of Smith School of Business Executive Education. In addition, Salman is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at Smith School of Business. He is an award-winning teacher and has extensive domestic and international teaching experience in both degree and non-degree executive education. He is a former Director of Queen's Executive MBA and of Queen's Full-time MBA. He regularly advises senior managers in corporations and the public sector, and is frequently featured in the press on matters relating to managerial decision making and technology strategy. He has consulted with numerous organizations including Bell Canada, Sun Life Insurance, Canadian National Railway, Accenture, and Business Development Bank of Canada.
Elspeth Murray is the Associate Dean of MBA and Masters Programs at Smith School of Business and CIBC Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship. As well, she leads the School’s Centre for Business Venturing. In this role she has spearheaded the development of the Dare to Dream Internship Program, designed to kick-start graduates’ entrepreneurial ventures, and the Tri-Colour Fund, a student-led early stage investment fund. The New Venture Management course that she developed has been recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the world’s top 10 Executive MBA courses. Additionally, she serves as a Director of Parteq, the commercialization organization for Queen’s University. She is also the co-author of “Fast Forward – Organizational Change in 100 Days” with Peter Richardson.
Shawna O'Grady is an authority on strategic human resources management, team-building, and the cross-cultural aspects of international business. She is an experienced team facilitator who is in high demand for her original approach to team-building. She is also the author of Border Crossings – Doing Business in the U.S., an award-winning book on international business. She has consulted with many organizations including Microsoft, MDS, Mattel, Shoppers Drug Mart, Enbridge Consumers Gas, Industry Canada, BMW, Novo Nordisk, Oracle, Xerox, Bell Canada, GlaxoSmithKline, Ministry of Finance, Canada Post Corporation, and TD Canada Trust.
Peter Richardson is a leading expert in corporate turnarounds and an authority on strategic management and the management of innovation. His strategic approach to cost management and margin improvement has been widely adopted by industry. During his years at Smith School of Business, Peter has authored over 75 papers and case studies on strategic management. With Elspeth Murray, he co-authored Fast Forward: Organizational Change in 100 Days. A previous book, Cost Containment: The Ultimate Strategic Advantage, remains one of the few books to be written on cost improvement. He consults widely for many organizations including BHP Billiton, Alcoa, CIBC Mellon, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Auditor General of Canada, and Natural Resources Canada, working closely with senior executives on strategy development and deployment.
Ken Wong is one of Canada's most frequently quoted business professors. He has worked with the Strategic Planning Institute at Harvard University and the Conference Board of Canada, and writes a monthly column for Strategy and periodically for Marketing and the National Post. He is a 2006 inductee into the Canadian Marketing Hall of Legends and past winner of the National Post's Leaders in Management Education award. He regularly judges "Canada's Best Managed Companies" and other competitions, addresses and consults with corporations around the world, and sits on a number of advisory/directorship boards